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MIT Android App Inventor Beta Releases



The first beta version of MIT’s App Inventor for Android popped up on the web today at appinventor.mit.edu.

The App Inventor, first launched by Google in mid-2010 before being discontinued and open-sourced last year, allows just about anyone to dive directly into Android app development with a simple web-based interface. To get started with the public beta, all you need is a Google Account and a little creativity.

However the launch seems to have stressed the MIT servers, there are reports of responsiveness being up and down.